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1999 ML-320 w/ factory 6 CD changer. Is this a Mercedes produced item? If not will it plug in to other pre-wired German cars? Like a 2002 BMW 3 series. Sorry for the stupid question. It sure would be nice to switch between the two vehicles vs. a $300 BMW cd changer. I do not like paying BMW or related for anything.
 

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Doubt it, but just look at the plug on the BMW and see if they match...

Doubt it, but just look at the plug on the BMW and see if they match
 

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1999 ML-320 w/ factory 6 CD changer. Is this a Mercedes produced item? If not will it plug in to other pre-wired German cars? Like a 2002 BMW 3 series. Sorry for the stupid question. It sure would be nice to switch between the two vehicles vs. a $300 BMW cd changer. I do not like paying BMW or related for anything.
1999 ML320 CD changer is manufactured by Panasonic.

the 2002 BMW 3-series CD changer (for cars without GPS) is manufactured by Alpine.

In both cases, the respective manufacturer makes the changer with a plug specific for the vehicle manufacturer.

So even if they were the same changer, they would have different plugs. And moving one back and forth would be a pain.

$250 for an aftermarket CD changer is not that bad for your BMW. It could be $600 for one for a newer Mercedes.

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